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Brandywine River Museum
Delaware Art Museum
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
Delaware Museum of Natural History
Hagley Museum & Library
Historical Society of Delaware
Longwood Gardens
Mt. Cuba Center
Rockwood Museum
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Experience the rich tradition of art, gardens, history and culture in the Brandywine Valley...where Pennsylvania & Delaware meet.
Brandywine Valley Events Calendar


May 2012

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May 12 & 13, 2012
Brandywine River Museum
31st Annual Wildflower, Native Plant and Seed Sale
Celebrate spring with the Brandywine Conservancy's garden volunteers at the Wildflower, Native Plant and Seed Sale. Conservancy staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide planting and horticultural information. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Conservancy's diverse and beautiful Wildflower and Native Plant Gardens.
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Admission: Free.
Phone: 610.388.2700
Weblink: www.brandywinemuseum.org

May 19, 2012
Brandywine River Museum
Radnor Hunt Races
"Racing for Open Space" benefits the Brandywine Conservancy's environmental programs. Six steeplechase races are held at the Radnor Hunt in Malvern, PA. For additional information and tickets, please visit www.radnorhuntraces.org or call 610-388-8383.

May 26 - 28, 2012
Brandywine River Museum
40th Annual Antiques Show
Outstanding antiques from across the nation are featured at the Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show. This event, hosted by the Museum Volunteers, presents a variety of American and English furniture, glass, metalware, ceramics, folk art, quilts, Oriental and European porcelain, rugs and other fine collectibles. Proceeds support the Museum Volunteers' Art Purchase Fund.
Hours:
Admission: $15 fee includes museum admission.
Phone: 610.388.2700
Weblink: www.brandywinemuseum.org

May 26-July 15, 2012
Brandywine River Museum
Pierced, Punched, Painted: Decorated Tinware from Winterthur
Decorative arts exhibition organized by Winterthur
Hours: Regular hours.
Admission:
Phone: 610.388.2700
Weblink: www.brandywinemuseum.org

Through May 20, 2012
Brandywine River Museum
Scribner's Magazine: The Early Years in Illustration
In 1912 Scribner's celebrated 25 years of publishing. This exhibition will feature a selection of artists featured by the magazine at that time. Gallery exhibition and the other portion of the gallery will be hung with illustrations from the permanent collection
Hours: Regular museum hours
Admission: Included with regular museum admission and free for members.
Phone: 610.388.2700
Weblink: www.brandywinemuseum.org

Through May 28, 2012
Delaware Museum of Natural History
Conservation Quest
A traveling exhibit with more than 20 hands-on activities about energy.
Hours:
Admission:
Phone: 302-658-9111
Weblink: Website

Through July 15, 2012
Delaware Art Museum
Painted Poetry: The Art of Mary Page Evans
Over the past 100 years, the Delaware Art Museum has proudly featured the work of the most accomplished artists in our region. Wilmington-based painter Mary Page Evans works directly from nature, seeking to capture a specific landscape, figure, tree, or sky. She is engaged by particularity, making an effort to establish the locale, the time of day, and the quality of light. Not surprisingly, her influences include the French impressionists and post-impressionists, as well as the abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell. Evans has worked at Claude Monet's garden in Giverny and names CÚzanne as an inspiration. The painter Gene Davis described her paintings as "hymns of unadulterated joy," and this exhibition promises to be a gorgeous celebration of nature and the human form, as well as a retrospective covering more than 40 years of the painter's distinguished career.
Hours: On view during regular hours.
Admission: Included with general admission. Free on Sundays.
Phone: 302-571-9590
Weblink: Website